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Isabel Dryden (1888-2000?)

Isabel Dryden (1888-2000?)

Posted: 1365359977000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dryden
I'm an official correspondent for Gerontology Research Group, a non-profit organization tracking and validating the ages of the oldest people in the world. (

We have a case where we have validated her age with early-life information, but we simply haven't been able to locate her exact death date to complete this case.

This link below with reports of her obituaries suggest that Isabel Dryden died at age of 111 sometime in late July 2000. She was born October 16, 1888. A mention of her 110th birthday in Vancouver can be found here: (

DRYDEN, Isabel ( ); 111; ON>Vancouver BC; Vanc Sun; 2000-7-29; mumtaz
DRYDEN, Isabel ( ); 112; ON>Vancouver BC; Victoria T-C; 2000-7-29; zac
DRYDEN, Isabel; 111; ON>Vancouver BC; Province; 2000-7-30; verbeek

Can someone help us out in locating the death date of this elusive case?

Much appreciated,

* CalvinTy
Official Correspondent
Gerontology Research Group

Re: Isabel Dryden (1888-2000?)

Posted: 1365373681000
Classification: Query

Hi Calvin,
The OBITUARIES are in the Vancouver Sun/Province Newspaper
As well Victoria Times Colonist Paper

If no one at the message board can help
Contact the Main Branch of the Vancouver Public Library - Georgia Street Vancouver.
They may help with the Obituaries - may also have clippings or ? of the Birthday - and perhaps story of the death of Isabel DRYDEN, nee FOSKEN/FASKIN.
From Provincial Archive of BC Vital Events Index Online

Groom Guy William Dryden
Bride Bella Milne Fosken
Date:1917 12 29 (Yr/Mo/Day) Event:Marriage
Place Prince Rupert
Reg. Number:1917-09-183172
Microfilm #:B11388 (GSU # 1984109)
Groom age 36 - Bride Age 29

Full Registration of Marriage can be viewed online at Royal BC Museum & Archive site

(From The Province Newspaper, Vancouver BC, Oct 11, 1998 – with thanks to Jacquie Norris.)

110 Years Young. – Mrs. Isabel Dryden will celebrate her 110th Birthday on October 16, 1998.
Born in Elora, Ontario, she is the daughter of the late Samuel Faskin.
For 9 years a dedicated teacher of grades 1 to 8,
Isabel married Guy Dryden in 1927.
They had two children, Elaine and Douglas.
Now the family has grown to include 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
She has been a resident of Vancouver since 1919.
Since 1928 she has been affiliated with Kitsilano United Church (formerly Crosby United).
She was very active in the Women’s Association and during WW2 and up into the 1960s her knitting needles flew for the Red Cross.
For the past 15½ years, Isabel has been living in the Broadway Pentecostal Lodge on Lamey’s Mill Road.
During her residency at the Lodge, Isabel has received a number of first prize ribbons at the P.N.E. for her knitting and weaving in the Craft Department.
On June 7, 1993 Isabel received a SPRY Award (The Society for Programs in Retirement Years) at a ceremony held in Vancouver’s Waterfront Hotel.
Happy Birthday to a remarkable lady.

Re: Isabel Dryden (1888-2000?)

Posted: 1365446303000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dryden
Thank you, sstanger1. Yes, we have the birth and marriage record for this case.

Looking at this link:

It shows that all 3 obituaries may require someone to look at the microfiche film because based on dates, they are not online:

Vancouver Sun ("Obituaries start May 13, 2002")
Vancouver Province ("Obituaries start May 13, 2002")
Victoria Times Colonist ("Obituaries start May 13, 2002")

So I do hope that someone local would be able to help out. However, thanks for the great idea of asking the Vancouver Public Library -- I'll try that avenue as well!


* CalvinTy

Re: Isabel Dryden (1888-2000?)

Posted: 1384298671000
Classification: Query
Hello ~

This is my grandmother. If you wish further information, please contact me directly.
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